Q & A: Jónína Kirton

“Poet and author, Jónína Kirton talks about her latest book that merges memoir and poetry to tell of the effects of colonization on her Metis family and her path to healing. Read the interview here.FULL STORY

 

 

A whitewater life

June 28th, 2022

A passion for whitewater kayaking led Tamar Glouberman to work as a raft and outdoor guide. Soon, she had opportunities to work and travel in places like Ivvavik Park at the northern tip of the Yukon, Ecuador’s Galapagos Island, Peru and Zambia. But one of her favourite areas is the coast of BC where she works as a bear-viewing guide in the Great Bear Rainforest near Clayoquot Sound. She tells her story in Chasing Rivers: A Whitewater Life (Harbour $26.95). From publicity: “Chasing Rivers is a powerful story of the grit and resilience needed to be a whitewater guide on some of the most dangerous rivers on this continent. It is also a moving meditation on grief and will appeal to readers of Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild. Its candid, inspiring narrative of overcoming despair will interest not just readers of adventure writing but also those grappling with depression, grief, self-doubt, and anyone looking for an uplifting read.” Glouberman earned an MFA in creative writing at UBC and splits her time between Whistler, Montreal and Vancouver Island. 9781771623414

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